Clinical Pharmacist

HCA Holdings, Inc   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Clinical Pharmacist Responsibilities:

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing all levels of pharmacy clinical services. This includes monitoring patient medication regimens and providing appropriate interventions as well as supporting all aspects of pharmacy operations.


  • Interpret orders and transcribes or verifies them accurately and efficiently into the pharmacy computer
  • Accurately compound and dispense pharmaceuticals
  • Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions,
  • Provide clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners. Suggests appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic
  • Sustain the hospital formulary, minimizing nonformulary procurements, utilizing therapeutic interchanges
  • Attend and actively participate in daily multidisciplinary and bedside rounds
  • Support the hospital formulary decision process by working with medical staff to promote rational drug therapy and
  • Provide accurate and timely medication information to healthcare staff and patients
  • Actively participate in pharmacy clinical services such as drug consults, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics,
  • Participate in the antimicrobial management and other clinical programs
  • Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely. Responsible for mentoring
  • Support and participate in the goals of the organization’s quality improvement, risk management and patient
  • Complete notification reports regarding medication errors and adverse drug reactions
  • Participate in the data collection of drug utilization evaluations, adverse drug reactions, and pharmacy quality
  • Participate in the training of new pharmacists, pharmacy students, residents, technicians, nurses and physicians
  • Participate in preceptorship of pharmacy students and/or residents
  • Maintain professional competency sufficient to meet current and future needs of the facility
  • Has knowledge of the patient populations served and apply that knowledge in the care of those patients
  • Provide basic technical support for automated dispensing machines and other pharmacy computer systems
  • Effectively supervise pharmacy operation activities and provides support to the whole pharmacy team
  • Compliant with facility pharmacy schedule to work physically at patient care areas to interact with medical staff,
  • Effectively and proactively intervene in conflicts between pharmacy and medical staff regarding drug therapy
  • Train and participate with Disaster Team drills and real-event response as assigned
  • Train and participate with Code Teams as assigned. Obtain and maintain BLS-ACLS or PALS current certification as
  • Maintain appropriate controlled substance records. Work with the Pharmacy Director and appropriate
  • Comply with all regulatory standards. Work with the Pharmacy Director to identify and develop processes to
  • Prioritize work and lead others to comply with facility medication turn-around time policy and procedure.
  • Identify areas for improved efficiency
  • Supervise and assist pharmacy technicians and other support staff effectively if/when assigned
  • Participate in establishing pharmacy goals and objectives and assist in their implementation
  • Participate with various nursing and medical staff committees as necessary
  • Participate in the continuous quality review of order sets and/or computer drug entries
  • Participate in the continuous quality improvement of pharmacy operations (operational/clinical)
  • Provide input for improving pharmacy computer system programs relating to pharmacy, nursing and physician


Minimum Requirements


• B.S. or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy, a Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy is preferred


At least one of the following:

• Minimum of 1 year of hospital clinical pharmacy experience or at least 2 years of general hospital pharmacy experience preferred; within area of focus

• Completion of hospital PGY1/ pharmacy general practice residency or fellowship highly preferred

• Specialty BCPS certification preferred

• Other certification (e.g. FCCP, FASHP)


• Active pharmacist license in good standing with the appropriate Missouri State Board of Pharmacy

• Missouri Medications Therapy Management Certification